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我們的佛系人生

倘若有來生,你願意做香港人嗎?當物價、樓價持續飆升,怨氣沸騰不止,七百萬人就只能無可奈何地選擇過「佛系」生活。趁佛系思潮仍未停息之際,狄以達、鄧智堅、丁可欣、楊樂文、伍熹賢等人穿上僧侶的袈裟,合演舞台劇《憎多Joke少-HIHI大爆炸Rerun舞台劇》,用肢體及語言描畫香港人的佛系世界。看着看着,或許你會發現在這紛紛擾擾的社會裏,還有不少同路人。

去年11月,《HIHI大爆炸》舞台劇首次公演已獲好評如潮。是次載譽重演,除了由鄧智堅、狄以達親自執導和監製之外,更特別加設副題──「憎多Joke少」,意指我們的社會充斥着埋怨、憎恨的聲音,而人們亦欠奉自得其樂的說笑能力。舞台劇以一貫貼地作風,把香港人瑣碎的日常搬上大舞台,並糅合了喜劇、街舞等元素,可說是前所未見的匠心之作。為了配合佛系主題,一眾專業舞蹈員在某些情節故意把動作幅度減小,帶出「hea住做」的無力感。有人或會覺得「佛系」是一個噱頭而已,但其實背後衍生出一種文化現象,反映時下年青人無欲無求、隨遇而安的生活態度。

《憎多Joke少-HIHI大爆炸Rerun舞台劇》涉獵多個香港地的社會議題,例如地產霸權、怪獸家長、麻煩情侶等,演員們一人分飾多角,試圖帶領觀眾遊走於不同空間、身份,令整齣舞台劇亮點源源不絕。狄以達在劇中飾演挑剔的麻煩食客,又反串扮演怪獸媽媽,展現霸氣潑辣的一面;丁可欣不但扮演麻煩女友,更以「火雞姐」的身份,站在台上破口大罵,代替港人宣洩所有不滿。而全劇最具話題性的一幕,便是最後的「西洋菜南街」場景。去年,西洋菜南街還是一片歌舞昇平,可如今卻逃不過「殺街」的厄運。這一幕傳達了依依不捨的愁緒之餘,也希望引導觀眾探討民間娛樂的議題。此舞台劇把香港最真實的一面紀錄下來,撮成既瘋狂又寫實的篇章,喚起香港人深刻的共鳴。

說到底,這齣舞台劇只想讓人輕鬆一下。面對各種難題時,我們不妨先拭去心中的怨氣,付諸一笑,然後再想想自己能夠做些甚麼。香港人,不要輕易動怒,不要過份執著,緣份到了,自然會找到屬於我們的生存之道。

《憎多Joke少-HIHI大爆炸Rerun舞台劇》
日期:2018年10月5日至7日
時間:下午3時至5時;下午8時至10時
地點:上環文娛中心劇院
網上購票:https://ticket.urbtix.hk/

撰文:王以珞
相片來源:狄以達Facebook
美術:王曉澄

If you are given a chance to live your life again, would you choose to be a Hongkonger? With the continued upsurge of consumer and property prices, we can only be compelled to opt for the “Buddhist-style” life. Staying in tune with this Buddhist-style trend, Di2da, Eric Tang, Yanki Din, Lokman Yeung and Kate Ng will dress up like monks and perform a drama on the stage called “The HIHI Boom – More Hate Than Joke”, which vividly depicts the Buddhist-style life of Hongkongers. While watching this drama, you would perhaps discover that you have a lot of companions in this confusing and intricate world.

In last November, the premiere of this drama was completed successfully with positive feedback. Returning by popular demand, the new version of “The HIHI Boom” is directed and produced by Eric Tang and Di2da respectively. An interesting subheading is also added – “More Hate Than Joke”, implying we are living in a society fraught with an litany of complaints and grievances, and people seldom make jokes to entertain themselves. The storytelling of this drama is groundbreaking, as it reveals the daily lives of Hongkongers by blending comedy with street dance. To tie in with the theme of Buddhist-style living, some professional dancers will deliberately slow down their movements to show the sluggishness. “Buddhist-style” is not merely a catchphrase, but it reflects a cultural phenomenon that young people refuse to succumb to pressure and would take an easygoing approach to daily matters.
 
“The HIHI Boom– More Hate Than Joke” encapsulates a number of social issues in Hong Kong, such as the developer hegemony, monster parents and troublesome couples. The actors and actresses will play more than one role, attempting to expose the audiences to different social problems. For instance, Di2da will act as a finicky eater as well as a monster mother, showing the image of a shrew. Yanki Din will not only act as a troublesome girlfriend, but also the “Miss Turkey” to vent her anger and frustration. And the most remarkable part of the drama would probably be the scene set in Sai Yeung Choi South Street. Last year, the street was still a heaven to all street performers, but it has already become a history today. This scene clearly evokes a tint of melancholy, while also leading audiences to explore the issue of public entertainment. Eccentric yet realistic, the drama could be regarded as a record of our society.

After all, this drama aims to relieve people’s pressure. There are times when we are in the midst of adversity, and we cannot figure out a way to compact the problems. Instead of getting frustrated, just give a smile and think again slowly. Dear fellow Hongkongers, do not get angry easily, and do not be too stubborn. When the time comes, we would find our own way of living.

“The HIHI Boom – More Hate Than Joke”
Date: 5th – 7th October 2018
Time: 3 – 5 pm ; 8 – 10 pm
Venue: Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Online Ticketing: https://ticket.urbtix.hk

Text: Elok Wong
Photo: The Facebook of Di2da
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #210

KEEP CALM, BE LIKE BUDDHA

 

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